Melissa Pelletier



Science and Education Writing


University of Miami, New York University


Knowledge is power in the journey to good health. I hope these articles help you in your efforts to understand the complicated world that is the human body.

— Melissa Pelletier


Melissa Pelletier has researched, written, and edited educational content for a variety of publications and companies. From writing lesson plans for educators to explaining technological concepts like blockchain, she is adept at distilling complex topics in a way that's easy to understand. 


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